Mark T. Smokov’s biography of Wild Bunch member Harvey Logan, He Rode with Butch and Sundance: The Story of Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan, overturns some long-standing assumptions regarding the outlaw.
Until recently, most Wild Bunch writers, including yours truly, have given Logan scant attention. He was not likeable, he had a violent temper and many saw him as a minor member of the gang. Most writers dismissed him as slow-minded and uninteresting in comparison with fellow outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Smokov disputes that portrayal, contending that more than once Logan led the gang in some of its bank- and train-robbing exploits. In his book, Smokov traces Logan’s career from cowpuncher to major outlaw, offering answers to many, but not all, of the questions that have arisen since Logan’s alleged death in 1904.
—Richard Patterson, author of Butch Cassidy: A Biography